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POINT: LU-9 (LUNG-9)  

English: Supreme Abyss
Also Known As: Great Abyss
Very Great Abyss
Extreme Abyss
Bigger Abyss
Maximum Whirlpool
Great Gulf
  • At the wrist, in the depression between the radial artery and the tendon of the abductor policis longus, level with HT-7 Shenmen.
  • At the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the radial artery.
  • With the palm facing up, this point can be found in a slight depression at the radial end of the transverse crease of the wrist.
  • Perpendicular insertion, 0.3 to 0.5 cun, avoiding the radial artery.
  • Straight insertion, 0.3 to 0.5 cun. causing local distention and pain.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.2 to 0.3 cun. Avoid puncturing the radial artery.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Shu-Stream point
  • Yuan-Source point
  • Earth point
  • Meeting point of the Vessels
  • Tonification point
  • Tonifies the Lungs
  • Tonifies the Lung Qi and Yin
  • Tonifies Gathering Qi
  • Transforms Phlegm
  • Promotes the descending function of the Lungs
  • Regulates and harmonizes the one hundred vessels
  • Activates the channels
  • Alleviates pain
  • Eliminates Wind
  • Resolves Lung Phlegm
  • Regulates the Lungs
  • Stops coughing
  • Promotes the circulation of Blood
  • Clears Lung and Liver Heat
  • Cough
  • Cough with watery Phlegm
  • Asthma
  • Wheezing
  • Dyspnea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Much yawning
  • Heat in the palms
  • Dry throat
  • Oppression and agitation of the chest with difficult breathing and inability to lie down
  • Weakness or pain of the wrist
  • Pain of the shoulder and back
  • Pain of the supraclavicular fossa
  • Pain in the inner aspect of the arm
  • Breast pain
  • Copious watery Phlegm
  • Toothache
  • Asthma with cough due to Cold
  • Bronchitis
  • Pertussis
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Wrist pain
  • Pain and debility of the wrist
  • Diseases of the radial side of the wrist joint
  • Frontal headache
  • Migraine
  • Neuralgia of the head
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Malaise preventing sleep
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Energy rising in the body
  • Incontinence of stools
  • Stenosis of the esophagus
  • Rough pulse
  • Pain in the shoulder girdle
  • Pain in the elbow
  • Chronic cough and asthma due to Yin Deficiency
  • Coma
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Cannot hold onto or grasp objects
  • Skin very tender and painful to the touch
  • Radiation poisoning
  • Facial paralysis
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Circulation problems
  • Hiccups
  • Cataracts
  • Suffocation
  • Dark urine
  • Spitting Blood
  • Coughing Blood
  • Vomiting Blood
  • Agitation with Heart pain accompanied by a choppy pulse
  • Manic raving
  • Pulseless syndrome
  • Stomach Qi Rebellion
  • Belching
  • Superficial visual obstruction
  • Redness and pain of the eyes
  • Cold shivering
  • Cold inversion
  • Toothache
  • Head Wind
  • Swelling of the face
  • Scanty Dry Phlegm with Dry throat
  • Spitting of Blood while coughing
  • Cough with lots of mucoid sputum
  • Pharynx and larynx swollen and painful
  • Pain and fullness in the chest
  • Pain in the chest and medial aspect of the forearm
  • Chest Bi
  • Fullness of the Lungs
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Heart pain
  • Forearm neuralgia
  • Internal aspect of the arm painful
  • Eye pain
  • Pain in the eyes with fever
  • Inflammation of the eyes
  • Membrane on the eyes
  • Sudden chills and fever
  • Deviation of the mouth
  • Divagation
  • Great thirst with dry throat
  • Pain in the shoulders and back with sensation of Cold
  • Lung abscess
  • Palpitations
  • Heatstroke
  • Varicose veins
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Complete lack of sensation in the tips of the fingers
  • Pain in the Lungs or Heart
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Drooling
  • Noisy respiration
  • Sensation of swelling in the Lungs
  • Subclavicular pain
  • Loves to stretch oneself often
  • Chilblains





Lung distention

Pain of the Lung and Heart

Dry throat

Manic raving




Agitation and oppression with inability to sleep


Stabbing Qi pain of the two breasts

Wind Phlegm





Tonifies Gathering Qi


  • This is the single most important point on the Lung channel to tonify Lung Qi and Yin.
  • This point is used for long-term problems.
  • This point is used for all disorders of Qi.
  • This is a first aid point for asphyxia, collapse, poisoning and concussion.
  • This point is good when the pulses are chaotic or not rhythmical or regular.
  • It has a tremendous effect on the Blood.